From the New York Times (11/7/2010):

Cheese consumption in the U.S. has almost tripled since 1970, adding calories and saturated fat into the American diet at a time when obesity rates are climbing. But since 1995, a nonprofit marketing corporation created by the government has been working with retail chains to increase the amount of cheese in their products, including Domino’s American Legends line.

Wow! I personally had no idea that the government has worked to increase cheese consumption. It is particularly  ironic because The United States Department of Agriculture is working on  anti-obesity campaign that discourages saturated fat. This same department created a program called ‘Dairy Management’ to vigorously promote cheese – the largest source of saturated fat.—Adrienne

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